Norwegian study links prematurity with mental health problems

03/21/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Extremely premature infants, born before 28 weeks of gestation, had a fivefold greater risk of mental health problems than children born at term, according to a Norwegian population-based study presented at the European Congress of Psychiatry. University of Bergen researchers said boys were more likely to develop hyperactivity problems while girls were more likely to have emotional problems.

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